|Project by jasonallen||posted 01-13-2015 12:34 AM||786 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This was just a quick little side table to put next to my wife’s “nursing chair” I was told by some good friends that she would need a little table there to put bottles, pump, various food and baby stuff on. And since the due date is coming right up I didn’t waste much time designing and building it. It’s pretty much just a plain old side table except the top does hinge open. It is built out of wormy red oak that I cut and had milled. There is some quarter sawn and some straight grain in it. I used some scraps of oak plywood on the sides and bottoms. It has 4 coats of water based polyurethane on it. This was my first time using poly. It worked out ok for me except for the grain raising. I had to sand it with 400 grit after each coat except the 4th. But I am happy with the finish. I got a wood burning pen for Christmas so I “branded” the bottom of the lid with my initials and the date. The hinges for the lid are recessed into the top of the face frame to allow the lid to set level. I just used a trim router and 1/8 flush bit for the recesses. The main thing I would do differently if I built another one is I would change the face frame to not show end grain. That is due to a simple error I made during the 5-10 minutes I spent drawing this out on a piece of scratch paper before I began cutting.
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